Just Jot It January 16th – What #SoCS

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Today I am going to be combining two of Linda’s challenges, Just Jot it January, and also Stream of Consciousness, please visit her blog if you want to find out details of how to join in. You will find loads of other goodies there too, so set aside some time!

What I love about the Stream of Consciousness posts is the freedom to go wherever the words take me. Yes, I have a prompt word, but it is still flexible enough for me to be able to go where I want to with it.

The negative side of writing one of these posts is that, apart from sorting out typos (thank God for that), we are not to edit the post at all. Now, I am someone who tends to just go off and write whatever comes to mind anyway, but I have been known to edit when it doesn’t make sense, which is more often than I would like.

I have to say, I am in awe of those people that always turn out a perfectly written blog post, and to be fair, it is common courtesy to ensure there are no typos or grammatical mistakes as the reader does not want to be mentally correcting as they go along. However, I have occasionally cringed as I have looked back on my previous posts and found the odd typo or spelling mistake, which I have immediately corrected.  I find that the more I look at something, the more I glaze over, and then I don’t end up seeing any errors.

I am a novice at writing Stream of Consciousness Posts, having only written a couple before, but funnily enough, these are the posts that I have struggled with not being able to edit, the most! Weird!

44 thoughts on “Just Jot It January 16th – What #SoCS

  1. To be safe, I just click “like,” easily avoiding the typos! Now I’m paranoid about clicking this comment. Just joking, I comment a lot, and threw the heir it goes, typoes, heirers, and awl! 😀 😀

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  2. I’m the same way with writing, Judy. I have no trouble with the flow of words, but the more I read them after, the less they start to make sense, and I just get so sick of looking at the words! How you wrote, “glaze over” describes this perfectly! Now and again, I find terrible errors, and it makes me nuts! 😛

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  3. That looked perfect to me, Judy! What I really love is the informality of the SoCS posts. Not being able to edit is like speaking. It’s so much more intimate.
    And bonus points for ending with a “W” word! 😀

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    1. Thanks Linda. I wanted to show off and end with ‘wow’, but it didn’t fit! I have to say that I write a lot of my posts as I speak, and it does feel more intimate. However, it means that I get a bit lax with the editing! 🙂

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  4. It is always harder to see your own typos because you know what you wrote and automatically read the word as it should be although it may contain a typo. Other when you read texts not written by you. But I have to say that I don’t remember noticing a typo on your posts… for whatever reason ever…. haha. But I do notice typos on other blogs pretty often. So don’t worry.

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    1. That is good that you haven’t noticed my typos Erika. I know sometimes when I comment, my fingers go faster than my brain and I make several typos which is really embarrassing as once it has been sent you can’t change it! 🙂

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  5. It’s funny isn’t it, that I have to force myself to edit any of my posts b/c once I write it it’s out of my consciousness and I’m on to the next thing. But I do go back and make corrections or “improvements” as I like to call them, once I’ve published something. I have a journalist friend who covers the night beat for our hometown paper and she finds, especially when she’s working up to deadline, that it’s very hard to catch her own errors because often she’s reading what she meant to write vs. what’s actually in front of her.

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    1. Yes, I can see how your journalist friend reads what she means to write, I think that is what I do. I don’t always notice that there needs to be ‘improvements’ made (that is a much better way of looking at it)! Thanks s much for stopping y and sharing your thoughts 🙂

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